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Poster: CornyPop Date: Mar 7, 2012 5:42am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953)

Okay, I checked the online database (web voyage) that lists new and renewals from 1951 onward and found nothing, and I checked for alternate titles (no listing for 'On to Mars') - what am I missing for this one . . .

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Poster: larus Date: Mar 7, 2012 8:21am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953)

It's registered using '&' instead of 'and' in the title:
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000082586 / 1981-01-30
Renewal registration for: LP0000002430 / 1953-03-10
Title: Abbott & Costello go to Mars. By Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Universal City Studios, Inc. (PWH)
Variant title: Abbott & Costello go to Mars
Names: Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal City Studios, Inc.

It can be a bit tricky at times. When you don't find a match for a complete title for a film that isn't distributed by PD companies, try with the first word or first few words, and sorting the results by date. In this case, when searching for 'Abbott' and sorting the results by ascending date, the title shows up for the year 1953, as expected.

Alternatively, you can look up the original registration in the decennial cumulative CCEs and do a search by registration number instead of by title.
In this case, the original registration is:
Universal Pictures Co., 1953. 77 min.,
sd., b&w, 35mm. A Universal-International
picture. Universal Pictures Co., Inc.;
10Mar53; LP2430.
A search by registration number for LP0000002430 (the number needs to be padded with zeroes to reach ten digits) on the USCO site leads straight to the renewal record.

This post was modified by larus on 2012-03-07 16:21:21

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Poster: Blade_Runner Date: Apr 1, 2012 8:40pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953)

If this movie were made today it would just be called Abbott and Costello